Journeys between between Adelaide, Port Augusta and the Yorke Peninsula have been made safer and more efficient by the official opening of the Port Wakefield Overpass and Highway Duplication in South Australia.
The works were delivered by the Port Wakefield to Port Augusta Alliance, a consortium of RA members comprising of CIMIC Group’s CPB Contractors, Aurecon and GHD, in conjunction with the South Australian Department for Infrastructure and Transport.
Port Wakefield Highway typically carries nearly 9,000 vehicles per day – but this volume can double during peak holiday times and long weekends.
The package of works has made for improved capacity and safer journeys by providing:
- Two lanes in each direction through Port Wakefield, with allowance for safe U-turns;
- A new two-lane overpass for traffic travelling southbound from the Copper Coast Highway to Port Wakefield, and for traffic travelling along the Augusta Highway to the Copper Coast Highway;
- The removal of hazardous turns at the intersection of the Port Wakefield, Copper Coast and Augusta highways;
- Improved pedestrian access and landscaping in the township of Port Wakefield;
- Realignment of the Balaklava Road intersection to allow for safer turns; and
- New bridges over the Wakefield River